S7-1200 Design

All the SIMATIC S7-1200 hardware was developed specially to save space in the control cabinet. SIMATIC S7-1200 allows you to develop a controller system that fulfils your requirements precisely.
Thanks to the integrated PROFINET / Ethernet port, no additional proprietary programming cables and no expansion module is required.  (For more information about the PROFINET / Ethernet port please refer to "Networking".)

Animation Signalboards

Modular board concept

The installation of a signal board on the front of the CPU allows digital and analog IOs to be added without problems and without having to change the physical size of the controller. In order to extend the digital and analog IO capacity signal modules can be placed on the right-hand side of the CPU.

Two signal modules can be mounted at the CPU 1212C. Up to eight signal modules can be mounted at the CPU 1214C, CPU 1215C and CPU 1217C.

Removable Connectors

Removable Connectors

Thanks to the interchangeability of the connectors on the upper side of the CPU, digital and analog IOs can be exchanged from one CPU to another one, without these having to be recabled completely.  Allowing you to act even more flexibly.

Up to three communication modules can be mounted on the left-hand side of each SIMATIC S7-1200 CPU - making point-to-point communication, PROFIBUS master / slave, GPRS communication, AS interface and further fieldbus systems possible.

This allows you to solve your application-specific requirements flexibly. Pluggable terminals for the complete range of products allow rapid and efficient exchanging of CPUs and signal modules.